A statement of work 2007
I make photographs. Photographs of ordinary things: people, places, things. These images walk the line between reality and fiction, memory and premonition and the ambiguities of vision. An obvious process of translating is happening. My sense of imagery: form, color, framing the perception of light. The workflow: translation, abstraction and interpretation. Paintings are akin to the way I make photographs. They aren't really paintings, they're pixels in which an image appears. It is precisely their inherent element of loss and possible failure that I value.
Photography appropriates the world. I present an imagined context. Ambiguity and anxiety from outside the border of the image is an editing choice. Photographers want to be something else - a witness, too often a witness that can't be cross examined. If anything I am trying to explore the lies we tell oursleves. Or at least the lies I tell myself. I will tell my own stories. I am not interested in telling the story of others.
A little late